PAUL MICHEL: These Are All Beautiful Things: CD

Jun 29, 2007

Too beautiful, if you ask me. I like this record; it’s a quiet, singer-songwriter thing in the vein of Ryan Adams, but without the sensibility of desperation. The whole thing just sounds so nice, and I can’t decide how comfortable I am with that. I want to say it’s like Ryan Adams meets Peter, Paul and Mary, but that’s not quite right. Regardless, if you get into such stuff, I’m sure that this would be an exquisite addition to the collection, but for me it can only be background music for more introspective moments late in the night.

 –Eric Carlson (Magic Bullet)